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Old 07-18-2004, 06:41 PM   #1
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Race Header or Volant Intake

I've got some money to blow and i was wondering what would be the next step? right now i have a K&N drop in a/f, bosal 2.25" flex, magnaflow 2.25" catback, Superchips SCT superchip, and a focus sport crank UDP. I'm not very technically inclined but i have some friends that would be able to help me install a header.

I was just wondering what's the better route.....a volant intake or a race header. I don't know which race header would be better. I am for certain that i want a volant intake. and i found one for $250 on http://www.modernperformance.com/ford/onfocus.shtml. If anybody knows of any cheaper place please let me know. Now I have been looking on here about the SVT Header and Hi-flo cat set up. I wanted to go that route but i don't have the funds for that at the momment. I figured that i could get a race header.

A friend of mine has a stock 97 Taraus SHO and my car with the current mods can keep up with him till i hit 2nd gear. He starts to walk away from me at and then he begins to leave me in the dust. Granted it's a V8 but i want to atleast be able to keep up with him. Which one of these mods would help me out the most? And bear in mind that I don't have that many technical skills, but i should be able to install a race header with help from my friends. Thanks!


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Old 07-19-2004, 11:57 AM   #2
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Finish your exhaust. But do you have emission laws to repect in Ohio? I think a race header get rid of the catalyser.
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no emisions test in ohio. thats why my cars stayed taged from there. they arnt that strick on what you can do.
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Race header, no doubt.
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Well How much do you guys think that this will cost??? I have about $300 to spend and i know that the SVT Header is about the best you can get for a zetec right? What I've seen from those are $350 + then you either have to buy the high-flo cat or the race header. Please someone correct me if i'm wrong.
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FC race header is 265 from most places...it rocks.
 
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FC race header is ok, where you see it for $ 265 I have no idea.

The SVT header kit is about the best you can find.
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try finding a junk yard for the SVT header, may get lucky
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FC race header is ok, where you see it for $ 265 I have no idea.

The SVT header kit is about the best you can find.
whoops my bad, got my prices mixed up...I paid 360 for the header & o2 cheater

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i really don't need to o2 cheater.....i have the rear oxygen sensor disabled in one of my modes on my superchip. If i go to a junk yard and find an SVT Header is that going to come with everything i need to put it on my zetec? obviously i'll prolly need a new gasket.....And also this would help me keep up with my friend, better than the intake?
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